Top 10 Tips for Completing the Je-S Application Form
Draft the Impact Summary very early in your preparation, so that it informs the design of your research.
Structure your Pathways to Impact and try to provide information using clear headings and timescales which demonstrate the pathways towards generating potential economic and societal impacts from your research, see the Je-S Helptext for further guidance.
Please do not cut and paste the text provided within the Impact Summary into Pathways to Impact. The purpose of the Impact Summary is to provide a short description of the beneficiaries and potential impacts, which could be used in the public domain. Pathways to Impact should set out what the applicant(s) will do to realise the potential impacts.
Do ask a colleague within your department or an enterprise/knowledge transfer professional to comment on or help you prepare your Pathways to Impact.
Most proposals aim to engage with beneficiaries and end users. Where possible, and for impact activities to be more effective, end users should be involved from the outset of the research design process to maximise the potential up-take and application of the research.
If proposals include formal collaborations and partnerships with beneficiaries please involve them with the development of the application and Pathways to Impact. Include a description of how the collaborators/participates will contribute to achieving the proposed impacts.
Many research proposals include events and workshops within their Pathways to Impact. To get the best out of the workshop and to potentially facilitate the application of the research, it is essential to involve beneficiaries and users.
Inputs to policy tend to be referred to in terms of interactions with policymakers through workshops. For more routes to influencing policy, liaise directly with the Research Council concerned to identify other knowledge exchange mechanisms i.e. policy fellowships, public policy seminars, literature targeted at policy communities.
Public outreach is a popular form of impact activity. For such activities to be as effective as possible, try to think of your research in the context of two way engagement not just outreach.
Remember to consider and include project specific costs relating to proposed impact activities e.g. engagement workshops or marketing materials, publication costs, etc.